Dead Guy Ale | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,531 Ratings
Dead Guy AleDead Guy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale inspired by the style of a German Maibock, brewed using our proprietary Pacman yeast, Dead Guy Ale is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish.

9 Ingredients: 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

Added by kbub6f on 09-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,531
Reviews:
2,427
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.44%
 
 
Wants:
295
Gots:
1,829
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Beersplosion
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sobotian
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texarkansan
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of godawgs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigal_96
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rogue's Dead Guy is purty good...

Truly an appealing reddish, rusty color beer. Though there is no head, no lacing, it is still very appealing to the eyes. The smell was boozy - a very nice surprise. Probably the least appealing aspect of this beer was it's mouthfeel, it was light-bodied and supple. I did enjoy the taste with it's light booziness and distinctive ale flavoring. Probably not the best ale I've had but still purty good...

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Photo of Ob512316
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seen this beer in various forms of drinking everywhere, decided to try it.
Look: Amber with a medium white head.
Smell: Bread, caramel, a hint of citrus.
Taste: exacly as the smell. The hint of citrus is very subtle.
Overall: this is a solid beer. I thought it would be more hoppier than it is, but its a great beer none the less.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidward
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, malty, dark, toasty ale. Would make for a good holiday brew.

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Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer because of referral. Poured light amber color. Almost no smell off the head. Taste is very light/medium, but very smooth. Very drinkable. If you're looking for something to have a backyard BBQ looking to sip on something nice and different, this would be a good choice at a reasonable price.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdub70085
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBoneJones
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears a hazy copper, decent lacing. rich body.
Pleasant wheat-like malt aroma, with a hint of fruit/ melon.
Taste is a refreshing detour from anything hop-forward, as his is about tasty malts, earthy goodness, just a well-balanced tasty brew. Flavorful biscuity malts and a slight peppery zing at the end, and after several sips the fruit notes return...just a hint.
Feels low carbonated and creamy-rich.
Very well-done. Ive seen this beer on shelves plenty of times, even in giant jugs if I recall correctly. Glad I finally tried some. Delicious.

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Photo of janubio
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber colour, small head that never fades completely, creamy lace.
Aroma of caramel, nuts, spices, some hops that balance the malty flavour, chocolate.
Medium body, creamy texture, carbonations is OK.
Taste of caramel, dark fruits, nuts. Really good and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of robotiks
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TommyCable
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear medium dark amber body with no lacing and minimal head.

Flavors are kinda bland; sweet malts followed by spicy and bitter hops. The effect is not quite nullification but it does soften the malts effect. Carbonation is soft and that's appreciated.

Pretty good.

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Photo of AverageJoeReviewers
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Orange Brown. Minimal head. Leaves lacing on glass.
S - Strong fruity aromas.
T - Same as Smell. Fruity/ Citrus.
F - Mild carbonation. Easy drinking
O - Very enjoyable summer beer.

Average Joe Approved!

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Photo of singletary
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a rich deep amber color with a small head that leaves quickly. The smell is all malts and the taste follows the same. There is a mild spice flavor to the backend of it. Overall a good straightforward malty beer.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nousername
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a golden orange-brown color with a small white head that lasts several seconds and then disappears. There is some minimal lacing, slightly spotty and spreads out. The smell has some caramel, malts and definite aromas of fruit with some slight hops in the background. The taste has some sweet caramel notes with light fruit in the background. On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has a fairly low carbonation about it. Overall, for those unfamiliar with the style - sometimes it takes a little bit to warm up to this style, but if any American brewer did this style well, my hat has to go to Rogue.

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Photo of NextJen
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
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